Wider Security Network WISE

Wider Security Network (WISE) is a civil society network established in October 2015 that brings together Finnish NGOs and parliamentary groups, to work together to promote peacebuilding, crisis management and conflict prevention both nationally and internationally. WISE highlights the importance of human security, according to which security discussion should include broader perspectives than just the traditional aspects of security. Wider human security includes e.g. human rights and participation, democracy and good governance, environmental and economic questions as well as sustainable development. 

WISE's most important strategic goal is to encourage public analytical discussion regarding the practical meanings of human and broad security as well as to support actions to advance them.

WISE offers a wide and versatile platform to Members of Parliament, NGOs and other civil society actors, civil servants, researchers, journalists, private persons and companies to advance dialogue and communication and to carry out common projects. 

WISE organises regularly security-related training, seminars and events and publishes handbooks, reports and other publications. 

Type of Organisation

  • Non governmental organization (NGO)

Areas of Interest

  • Civilian Protection
  • Climate Change & Conflict
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Democracy
  • Dialogue and mediation
  • Gender
  • Human security
  • Policy Analysis
  • Rule of Law
  • Security Sector Reform (SSR)

Organisation Activities

  • Capacity Building / Training
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • Networking

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